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Del City tops state medal stand with relays

The Del City boys 400 meter relay team won gold at the
state meet. Pictured from left, Braylon Adameh, Carnell Neal, Ladanian Fields and Kanijal Thomas. PHOTO BY JEFF HARRISON

John Martin

Staff Writer

YUKON — The Del City Eagles survived a stirring battle with Mid- Del neighbor Carl Albert to post their season best time and win the gold medals in the 400 meter relay at the OSAA Class 5A State Track and Field Championships at Yukon High School last weekend.

The Eagle foursome of Carnell Neal, Kanijal Thomas, Braylon Adamah and Ladanian Fields put together a 42.39 for the gold with the Titans a step behind at 42.67 for the sil- ver medals.

The Eagles went into the State meet with the best time of the 2023 season at 42.56 and Carl

Albert had a 43.14 to their credit with Marlow and Elgin also had 43 second times.

In the prelims, the Eagles maintained the top spot with a 42.43 while CA posted a season best 43.05 but both teams improved on their qualifying times to create one of the high-lights of the 2023 meet.

Thomas, who had four golds at last week’s Regionals, won a bronze with a third place time of 22.05 in the 200 meter dash with Jordan Nash taking a medal for his time of 23.08

Thomas was award- ed a silver medal with teammates Kelin Kearney, Josiah Burris and Oncey Barnes for their runnerup finish in the concluding 1600 meter relay.

Also winning fourth place medals for DC were JoQuan Howard for his 15.16 in the 110 high hurdles and Oncey Barnes for his 50.0 in the 400 meter dash.

KAMYAH PENN was fourth for the Lady Titans inthe200inatimeof 25.99 and DeRaya Collier was fifth in the 300 hur dles in a time of 48.80.

The Lady Eagles also won medals in two relays with Penn gaining her sec ond and third medals for the day.

Penn, Risha Spence Jakia Johnson and Collier combined for a 1:45.40 in the 800 relay and the same foursome ran a 49.84 for the medals in the 400 relay.

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